The position was left vacant by the departure of former Place 1 Council Member Jim Pierson, who resigned via email May 12. At that time, he did not give a reason for his departure.
Because Pierson had less than a year remaining in his term, the town opted to appoint a replacement rather than hold an election.
The applicants are:
- Kevin Bryant, former Town Council member
- Sheila Coombes
- Paul Delcioppo
- Steve Dixon, outgoing mayor
- Ray Hurley
- Kevin Imming
- Kent Johnson
- Michael Leisure
- Melbourne Presswood
- Adam Schiestel
- Tim Trotter, former Town Council member
- Jason Webb, former Town Council member
- Kathryn Wells
The council will interview the candidates June 2 and June 10, and an official appointment could be made on either of those dates. The appointee will serve the remainder of the Place 1 term, which will be up for election in less than a year in May 2022.